Bridges are used to create a lifelike replacement for a missing tooth. When patients are missing a permanent tooth, it can leave a visible tooth gap in the mouth. This can impact the way a person smiles and their personal and professional confidence. In addition, even minor tooth loss can affect a patient’s oral functions, such as eating and speaking.
One restorative procedure for tooth loss is dental bridges. A dental bridge actually “bridges” a gap in the mouth caused by a missing permanent tooth. Bridges are made up of one or more replacement teeth, created to look and function just like your original teeth, and held in place by dental crowns. This allows for a comfortable and natural-looking fit, restoring both the aesthetics of your mouth and the way your teeth function.
Dental bridges can restore confidence in a patient’s appearance by replacing missing teeth with ones that look natural. Dr. Robert Burks, DDS offers bridges for patients missing one or more permanent teeth.
When a patient is missing a permanent tooth due to loss or extraction, it creates a gap in the mouth. Bridges in Winter Springs, FL are designed to fill these tooth gaps to prevent other permanent teeth in the mouth from shifting toward the gaps. In addition, bridges restore a patient’s ability to properly chew, as well as maintaining the form of the mouth and bite. This also enhances the aesthetics of a patient’s mouth by eliminating tooth gaps.
Dental bridges with Dr. Robert Burks are a viable tooth replacement option for patients who are missing one or more permanent teeth. Bridges restore oral functions and can last for about ten years or more with proper care. Contact Dr. Robert Burks, DDS for information about dental bridges near you and other restorative procedures.
Bridgework requires the same conscientious care as your natural teeth. Be sure to brush and floss between all of your teeth — restored and natural — every day to reduce the buildup of dental plaque. When you have bridges, it is even more important to maintain your regular schedule of cleanings in our office. Avoid using your teeth as tools (to open packages, for example). If you have a grinding habit, wearing a nightguard is a good idea to protect your teeth and your investment.